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Body Language

How to Detect Lies

Traci Brown | Posted 01.03.2017 | Business
Traci Brown

Lies have lots of tells. Since you're my friend, you probably have learned some of the body language of deception. But what about words? My husband...

10 Best Websites on Lie Detection and Nonverbal Behavior

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

As the lead behavioral investigator at the Science of People, I love writing and researching human lie detection, nonverbal communication and human be...

Body Language Gives the Inside Scoop on the Presidential Debates

Traci Brown | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Traci Brown

Here are a few things you'll want to know before Monday night. Why? That's when first 2 party presidential debate is. I wanted to give you a few t...

The Power Of Eye Contact

David Wygant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

There is one thing people fear the most when they first meet somebody: eye contact. As kids, we were taught this by our parents, by our social and ...

Cues, Clues and the Mysterious Veils Through Which We Communicate

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Interpersonal cues -- body language, facial expressions, voice tone and pitch -- are great indicators of what is going on during an interpersonal exchange. Think of these cues as a starting point, a spark, to assess the situation; but, don't draw an iron clad conclusion based exclusively on your individual interpretation of their meaning.

The 4-Word Phrase I Just Can't Stand

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Forget four-letter words. I can withstand most swears, even inventive ones, with the steely composure of a...

Emblematic Slips

Paul Ekman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

September 7, 2016 I don't use the term gesture because it is too imprecise. Instead, I distinguish three very different ways in which movements (usua...

Tips To Developing Positive Language With Clients

John Rampton | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
John Rampton

In order to address possible insecurities or fractures in the freelancer-client relationship, it's important to develop positive language that helps the client feel optimistic about the project and about your communication.

Body Language Expert to Donald Trump: Get Real

Traci Brown | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Traci Brown

Mr. Trump, you're doing a great job of stirring people up. But get real. You're no body language expert. You've got the money hire one. Next time do it before you open your mouth. You're making yourself sound ridiculous.

This Is How You Teach Kids About Consent

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
The Good Men Project

We hope parents and educators find this list of action items and teaching tools helpful, and that together we can help create a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their lives.

Body Language: The Unspoken Key to Negotiations

Traci Brown | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Traci Brown

One key to successful negotiation is creating a deep feeling of connection with the person you are communicating with. Think about it. Don't people say yes much more often when they're already comfortable with you?

The Art of Nonverbal Power Dynamics

Janet Odgis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

Amy Cuddy, an associate professor at Harvard Business School and a renowned TED speaker, recently gave a talk at the Women Presidents' Organization Conference 2016 on the topic of nonverbal power dynamics, also known (outside of academic circles) as body language.

5 Ways to Improve Your Social Skills at Work and Elsewhere

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Whether it is social anxiety, or not knowing how to correctly read other people, there are ways that we can learn and push ourselves that can greatly benefit our interactions with other people. If we can improve these interactions, we can further our social life, our work life, and our relationships.

The Science Behind Donald Trump's Body Language

Katrina Razavi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Katrina Razavi

Did you ever think Donald Trump would get this far?! I sure didn't, but regardless of how you feel about Trump and his funny looking hair, one thing I have to admit is that he has body language down.

How You Can Learn to Understand People on a Deeper Level

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Clearly, we need to be able to pick up on the unspoken messages that people are conveying to us. So where do we start to understand people and pick up on social cues? Here is a list that will hopefully get you off to a good start.

7 Habits of Effective Communicators

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

No one masters communication completely. The topic, like world cultures, keeps growing as new technology and new thought leaders emerge. I've never ...

6 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Suits Character Harvey Specter

Adam Gilad | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment
Adam Gilad

USA Network's Suits can teach you about social and business confidence -- especially through the character of Harvey Specter. Here are six life lessons you can glean from Harvey to bolster your social status, though these qualities will do little for your soul.

This Facial Expression Is A Universal Sign Of Disapproval

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.31.2016 | Science

What face do you make when you don't like something? The same exact face that everyone else does, according to science. A new study, which was publis...

Passionate or Platonic? What Your Kiss Could Say About Your Relationship

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

In any case, this latest research seems to suggest that tilting the head to the left is a more platonic kissing position.

Body Language is Not Always Common Sense

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

No matter how impressive your words, or glowing your credentials, you could be sabotaging yourself unintentionally with negative body gestures. A big part of how we communicate with others is through body language.

Are They Lying or Telling the Truth?

Jim Fannin | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

In order to lie, a person has to have a conscious thought. This conscious thought immediately sets off three simultaneous reactions.

Tastes Like Chicken

Traci Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Traci Brown

You never know when you're going to be tested. And I certainly didn't think I'd be on our recent honeymoon to Belize. During part of our trip we...

Your Computer Can Tell If You're Bored

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.09.2016 | Science

Bored with the Excel spreadsheet or work emails on the screen in front of you? Your laptop will one day be able to tell, according to new research. R...

5 Body Language Mistakes Women Make on Dates

Adam Gilad | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Adam Gilad

It was a sumptuous meal. Rich Italian wine. Cute little appetizers that looked like exotic blooms. Tablecloth. Classical guitarist in the corner......

Swimming With the Sharks

Traci Brown | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Traci Brown

'I'll make you a deal'. Hearing that from the mouth of a Shark was like magic. Suddenly I was living the entrepreneur's dream.